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Yakuza Combat Will Forward Be Turn-Based Going

Following the reveal of Lost Judgment, an interview with Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio director Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa has surfaced on IGN. Lost Judgment brings Ryu Ga Gotoku back to its action-combat roots, leaving many fans to wonder if that meant the Yakuza series would also return to that style following last year's Yakuza: Like a Dragon.Speaking to IGN, Nagoshi and Hosokawa confirmed that the Judgment series will carry on the studio's action style of gameplay, while Yakuza will continue to evolve as a turn-based RPG. "The Yakuza series has been transformed into a turn-based RPG," they told IGN. "On the other hand, over the years, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has accumulated resources and know-how of making flashy and exhilarating action games that are effortless to enjoy. We decided that we should let our signature action gameplay live on through Lost Judgment." Yakuza: Like a Dragon's turn-based combat Romain Mahut of GameBlog was in attendance at a virtual "Judgment Day" event that followed the Lost Judgment reveal and asked if the studio considered using turn-based combat similar to that of Yakuza: Like a Dragon for Lost Judgment. "For Yakuza: Like a Dragon, we changed the game's battle system from action into a turn-based RPG," Nagoshi said in response. "This was a huge challenge for us, but it was well-received, which we were thrilled to hear. We did discuss the possibility of developing that battle system further for our next title, and while we may pursue the turn-based system even outside the Yakuza series, the conclusion we ended up at was that because this is a different series, the best approach would be to keep them separate and refine what makes each series great. It's my hope that our customers feel the same way we do. That's why we chose 'action' as an important keyword for the Judgment series.  Nagoshi also said on the Judgment Day video he believes that, when possible, a simultaneous global launch is "the right way to go" and that the team has "determined to make every effort to support this for all [its] games moving forward." This is significant as the Yakuza series has a long tradition of Western versions releasing years after the Japanese version. Following the success of Yakuza 0 in the West, the release windows have narrowed, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which debuted last year, still had a 10-month gap between the Japanese and worldwide releases. Lost Judgment's action-oriented combat Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, while Lost Judgment comes to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 24. For more on what we thought about Yakuza: Like a Dragon, check out our review here. For more on the history of the Yakuza series, read our retrospective featuring interviews with Nagoshi and other members of the team here. For more information on Nagoshi's career, you can read our profile on him here. [Source: IGN, Sega of America on YouTube]
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    THE VERY BEST 10 Fighters EA Sports UFC 4 MUST Add

    It’s been just over per month since EA Sports released UFC 4, even though it is a strong entry in the franchise with a wide-spanning roster of the very most recognizable athletes in the world’s biggest MMA promotion, there are some noteworthy names missing from the roster. From recent signings and new breakout stars to old favorites who keep flirting with a comeback, they are the fighters I’d want to see put into the UFC 4 roster.


    1. Khamzat Chimaev

    Without question, Chimaev has been among the breakout stars of 2020. From his two dominant wins inside a 10-day period in July on Fight Island to his massive one-punch knockout over UFC veteran Gerald Meerschaert, Khamzat Chimaev is on a rocket-like trajectory at this time. Despite the fact that he’s at the moment eyeing his fourth fight in the UFC, uFC president Dana White is singing his praises even, saying, “He is among the most special fighters I’ve ever seen, or even probably the most special guy that I’ve ever run into.”

    2. Amanda Ribas

    Another one of the primary up-and-coming stars in the UFC, Amanda Ribas has proven that she belongs in the contender conversation after making her debut last June. After showcasing her Brazilian jiu-jitsu with a submission make an impression on Emily Whitmire in her debut, Ribas rattled off two dominant decision wins over Mackenzie Dern and Randa Markos before her biggest victory in a lightning-quick submission make an impression on the ever-popular Paige VanZant.

    3. Brock Lesnar

    Probably probably the most unlikely inclusion with this list because of pricey licensing and probable exclusive handles other entertainment companies, Brock Lesnar is continually probably the most intriguing and captivating figures to a big part of the MMA fanbase. Following a meteoric rise through the heavyweight division in the past, Lesnar could capture and defend the championship belt. Lesnar returned from retirement in 2016, but after securing a make an impression on veteran Mark Hunt, Lesnar’s victory was overturned because of an anti-doping policy violation, leaving a negative taste in the mouth of several Lesnar MMA fans. Currently, Lesnar is really a free agent, even though Dana White doesn’t paint an especially optimistic picture for Lesnar’s go back to the Octagon, there is no denying the behemoth’s star power and capability to capture an audience.

    4. Jiri Prochazka

    in July will be an understatement

    To say Prochazka was thrown to the wolves in his UFC debut. The former Rizin champion looked right in the home in his new organization, knocking former title contender Volkan Oezdemir out cold. The rankings panel of the UFC appears to agree that he has what must be done to create it in the UFC, as that single win catapulted him to function as sixth-ranked light heavyweight on the roster.

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    5. Michael Chandler

    the largest free agent signing in recent memory

    Perhaps, Michael Chandler has served among the real faces of Bellator for ten years. Now, the former champion has signed with the UFC and is preparing to immediately step right into a championship fight in October should anything eventually either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Justin Gaethje. Although it remains to be observed how he’ll do against top-tier UFC competition just, the matchups that await him are exciting and intriguing. Why don’t we see them play out in EA Sports UFC 4 now.

    6. Aleksandar Rakić

    While his latest make an impression on Anthony Smith wasn’t probably the most electrifying main event we’ve ever seen, Aleksandar Rakić is really a real light heavyweight contender. This weekend we’ve Dominick Reyes and Jan Błachowicz fighting for the vacant title, and the oft-delayed Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira fight to look for the next number 1 contender presumably, but Rakić is directly behind those true names with regards to light heavyweight contention.

    7. Vicente Luque

    When you look at how UFC 4 fights typically go, they may be fast-paced, all-action affairs. Vicente Luque has delivered that in the true Octagon again and again. Not just that, but he’s consistently beaten the very best the UFC provides, only losing to top-tier welterweight talent like Stephen Thompson and Leon Edwards. Luque has been underrated by fans and the rankings panel consistently, despite the fact that he currently sits at number 10 in the UFC welterweight rankings. It is time to bring “The Silent Assassin” in to the game.

    8. Calvin Kattar

    among the biggest up-and-coming names in the UFC

    Even, it feels wrong to call Calvin Kattar a prospect. Because the current # 6 6 contender in the featherweight division, the 32-year-old Kattar shows off elite boxing ability, with wins over Dan Ige, Jeremy Stephens, Shane Burgos, and Ricardo Lamas. As Kattar continues to climb the ranks, it shall feel just like a huge hole in the EA Sports UFC 4 roster.

    9. Irene Aldana

    Irene Aldana is most likely the next challenge for the reigning bantamweight champion (and female MMA GOAT) Amanda Nunes, but beyond that even, the Mexican-born fighter has impressive wins over a few of the UFC’s top bantamweights in Ketlen Vieira, Vanessa Melo, and Bethe Correia. If Aldana can see through her biggest challenge yet – Holly Holm in the October 4 main event – she must be put into the roster as quickly as possible.

    10. Pedro Munhoz

    Sure, “The Young Punisher” has been on a skid lately, but Pedro Munhoz is a mainstay in the UFC bantamweight division for a lot more than six years now, taking right out a few of the big names like Cody Garbrandt and Rob Font, and only losing to probably the most elite fighters like Frankie Aljamain and Edgar Sterling.


    In the meantime, we are able to settle with creating the fighters, that is a more streamlined process because of the brand new archetype system, but simultaneously, licensed additions are always the most well-liked route officially. Who you want to see put into the overall game?

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